Description The Candlestick Banksia or Slender Banksia is a tree that grows to around 10 metres in height. In drier areas it grows as shrub to 2 metres tall. Tree forms develop a thick trunk. The long leaves grow to about 25cm long and 1.5cm wide, and have serrated edges. It produces bright yellow flower spikes that grow to 25cm tall and 5cm wide in spring and summer. The bark is grey and reddish brown underneath. It is used as a street tree in Western Australian towns. The plant has a lignotuber from which in regenerates after fire.
Height 4m - 15m
Spread 3m - 8m
Habitat Candlestick Banksia grows on sandy soils and is often found in open Eucalyptus woodland as a tree or tall shrub.
Wildlife Interest birds, nectar
Distribution has a fairly wide distribution across the south west of Western Australia, and north as far as Kalbarri National Park and the Murchison River